Ford has chosen to price the new Focus ST aggressively against its nearest rivals, with an entry point of £21,995 for the base ST version with cloth seats and 18″ alloy wheels.
It was only a matter of time before Goodwood’s annual Automotive Garden Party played host to some genuine movie stunt driving, and what better film than Nick Love’s newest big-screen production, The Sweeney, based on the 1970s hit TV series.
Until the new 246bhp Focus ST goes on sale in Summer 2012, this is the most sporty Ford Focus you can buy. Powered by a choice of four engines including the 177bhp 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol, the Zetec S has been developed specifically for the UK market.
A Ford Focus? In The Sweeney? Nah, leave it aht! Really? Too right Tinkerbell. I could go on, after all the rhyming slang from the original 1970s TV series is legendary.
Unless of course you’ve been living on a remote island, away from TV, newspapers and the interweb, then you’ll know that Ford is in the middle of launching its new Focus – a more significant event than any previous launch because despite being developed in Europe, it will be sold in over 120 markets worldwide.
Fabrizio Giovanardi drives the new Vauxhall Astra around Millbrook’s mountain circuit in a make-believe race with its competitors from Ford and Volkswagen. I am sure Vauxhall didn’t expect us to be fooled, but it’s an interesting way to reveal their new family car.
“It’s incredible to think that Jari-Matti Latvala walked away from this huge crash at the weekend in Portugal completely unhurt…his co-driver too.” – Rogan